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The 2023 Guide to the Hamptons

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From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the beach towns on the East End of Long Island collectively known as the Hamptons become a magnet for visitors from New York City and beyond seeking a slice of that ideal summer vacation. However, with so many new restaurants to explore, charity events to attend and hotels to experience stretching from Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk, the right guide becomes essential. Let our guide be the one to ensure your trip out East makes your summer one to be “Mann” about…

Where to Eat

Enchante Bistro, Southampton

New this summer, situated at the former Red Bar location in Southampton, Enchante Bistro will be offering classic French brasserie cuisine. Led by Heath Freeman and the team at EHP Hospitality, Enchante is a new addition to their portfolio which devotees of Pastis in New York City would feel at home. enchantebistro.com

Main Prospect, Southampton

Where can you bring the family any day of the week and find a place where the children can play while parents can have dinner and watch stand-up comedy or listen to live music? Main Prospect in Southampton aims to provide just the place – something new is the private club – Nolan’s Room – upstairs. mainprospectsh.com

Centro Restaurant, Hampton Bays

Enjoy a Hampton Bays staple, Centro Trattoria & Bar owned by Salvatore Biundo, which boasts a prime outdoor dining location from which to see and be seen. “Sunday with Sinatra and Friends” with live singer Tony Della is one of the favorites. On Wednesdays why not learn a new game at Centro’s new Bocce court – the 2023 Bocce League starts soon. centrohamptons.com

Le Bilboquet, Sag Harbor

Drink, dine and people-watch while seated over-looking the yachts in the marina at Sag Harbor at Le Bilboquet, where the French classics draw a celeb crowd to the offshoot of the original New York City and more recent Palm Beach locations. lebilboquetsag.com

Sant Ambroeus, East Hampton

New this season, Sant Ambroeus East Hampton has opened in the former Babette space. Loro Piana Ocean Blue upholstered banquettes contrast stylishly with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that celebrate Milanese